Long Tan is not new to scoring goals or plaudits for his work in the USL, but after a preseason injury and a slow start after recovery, it’s certainly nice to see him doing both again for Arizona United.
Tan notched his second goal of 2016 in the second half of Saturday night’s win over Saint Louis FC. The Chinese attacker did well to connect with a ball from Peter Kelly just in front of STLFC’s goalkeeper Mark Pais, chipping just over Pais and into the net for the eventual game-winnner.
Tan’s skill in front of goal has been extremely valuable over nearly two years at United, and a return to full form coupled with the squad’s recent surge in these, the dog days of summer, would be welcome indeed. Catch Tan and the rest of the Firebirds as they look to make it three wins in a row, tomorrow night at Rio Grande Valley FC. The match starts at 5:30 AZ time and will be streamed on YouTube both from the comfort of your home or mobile device, and at the watch party at Rose and Crown.